Dr Banaz Star-Shirko

Dr Banaz Star-Shirko

Banaz Star-Shirko is a Daphne Jackson Fellow at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in the Department of Infection Biology.

Banaz did a BSC in Biology at Salahaddin University, Iraq. After becoming a research assistant at Salahaddin University, Banaz continued her studies there, going on to complete an MSC in genetics, followed by a PhD, and becoming a lecturer. A further MSc in Medical Microbiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine led to publications.

Banaz is now returning to research after an eight year break with a project entitled: Investigating the Chicken Gut Microbiome to Understand Campylobacter Prevalence and Mechanisms to Implement Intervention and Control Strategies          

Due to finish in 2025, her Fellowship is sponsored by the Society for Applied Microbiology.

Read more about Banaz’s research on page 44 of this issue of ‘Microbiologist’ the Society of Applied Microbiology’s magazine:






Host and Sponsor

  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Applied Microbiology International